Wilder Research

Wilder Research study: "Cost Savings Analysis of School Readiness in MI"

As Michigan’s elected officials reform the way Michigan spends its increasingly scarce tax dollars, they need quality research to prioritize spending. The Wilder Research study documents how putting money into programs for young children not only returns taxpayers’ initial investment, but pays additional dividends over time in reduced welfare, criminal justice, special and remedial education and other costs.

Read the Executive Summary of the Wilder study (PDF)

Read the full Wilder Study (PDF)